Ian spoke of his other life as a story teller, sharing his local second prize winning story of droving a massive movement of cattle from central Victoria to Melbourne cattle markets during wartime. Pat, a U3A member unable to attend class who loves to write, submitted an intriguing story about her other life as a ‘four leaf clover finder’ directly to ABC Open online.
Next month’s topic is ‘Shaped by Childhood’ ‘Describe one formative experience from your childhood, and how it helped shape the person you grew up to be. It could be a treasured family ritual, an early friendship, an influential teacher or your first experience of losing a loved one. Think about an experience that’s influenced you and share it with us.’ Alternative topics are ‘Anzac Day’; a topic from the alternative topics sheet or for new workshop members, ‘The Year that Made Me’.
Our first cafe catchup session will be held on the 2nd May from 2.30 to 3.30 pm at the Benalla Art Gallery cafe. Bring along ‘alternative topic’ stories; unshared stories (e.g. if you wrote two versions of a topic); stories from missed sessions; or other writing project/s you would like to share and discuss.